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CHICAGO MED Premiere Shocker: One Doctor Exits, While a Former Regular Returns

September 21, 2022 by  

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CHICAGO MED — Pictured: “Chicago Med” Key Art — (Photo by: NBC)

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the CHICAGO MED season 8 premiere.]

An old friend returned on the Wednesday, September 21 season premiere of CHICAGO MED, as Ethan (Brian Tee) unexpectedly ran into his ex, April (Yaya DaCosta). (DaCosta exited the medical drama in 2021, and starred in OUR KIND OF PEOPLE last season.)

“I saw your dad’s obituary,” she told him. “I would have come to the service, but I wasn’t sure—I didn’t want it to be awkward.”

April told Ethan she was back in town, and had finished her NP program. Now, she was working with a medical group in Chicago.

After asking about Ethan’s health and his family, April quasi-jokingly asked if he had “gotten married or anything.” He confirmed he was still single, and returned the question. She told him she hadn’t—and she would see him around, setting the groundwork for the former couple to reconnect in the future.

“[Ethan]’s started this transformation and we’re going to continue to see that going forward,” CHICAGO MED co-showrunner Diane Frolov told Give Me My Remote ahead of the season premiere. “Ethan is changing. And so he’s not the rigid Ethan that we’ve seen before he’s coming. He’s dwelling more in gray areas than he did.”

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CHICAGO MED — “Lying Doesn’t Protect You From The Truth” Episode 721 — Pictured: (l-r) Riley Voelkel as Milena Jovanavic, Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott — (Photo by: George Burns Jr./NBC)

Things were less happy for Dylan Scott (Guy Lockard), who was mourning the loss of Milena, AKA Jo (Riley Voelkel), and opted to leave the hospital. “I have to go someplace where I can just be a doctor,” he told Goodwin. “This is where I met Jo and I lost her. Every time I go past that room, I think of her.”

Off-screen, however, filming the action-packed opening sequence as Will (Nick Gehlfuss), Dylan, and Hannah (Jessy Schram) tried to escape the fire-engulfed apartment building was, well, fun for Gehlfuss.

“I will say it was one of the one of my favorite moments, because I begged them to let me go up that ladder,” Gehlfuss told reporters in the video below. “They wanted to send the stunt [team] up there and I said, ‘No, let me do it!’ And they were all worried, and I understand, and it’s completely natural for them to be worried. But we had the FIRE guys there that could could help us. I asked all the questions and made sure I knew I was doing it right. And it was so fun.”

“It’s a classic crossover moment right out the gate,” he continued. “It was primed and ready for it. So it was wonderful to work with [CHICAGO FIRE’s] David [Eigenberg]; David is a joy to work with. He’s so lovely. But at the same time when we do these crossovers, me as an actor, I’m always interested in how we get wrapped up in their profession, even though we’re the doctors. Me climbing down a fire ladder is just fun and great to see…you can tell as an audience member who’s doing what, right? And so if they can really land on me on a ladder, that’s fun…I’m thankful that they allowed me to do it.”

Watch the video for more from Gehlfuss and Schram…

CHICAGO MED, Wednesdays, 8/7c, NBC


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